Are you alone or lonely?

Lonely is not being alone. it's the feeling that no one cares. Have you ever felt lonely, even when you are with people? Being alone and feeling lonely are two different worlds altogether, though sound similar. Being alone is quite natural if you are staying/living by yourself. Many times, people living with family or friends... Continue Reading →

How are you doing?

A rainy Sunday with mundane weekend tasks was pushing me down with a thought that I have not done anything worthwhile. Out of the blue, while surfing the internet, I came across this poem that made my day. Laura has written so well that the poem needs no further explanation. It boosted my morale and... Continue Reading →

Uphill task

To go or not goCan I do it or notDo I have time or notPending tasks are hauntingDuties are bounding.Want to go thereBut not able to startSo many reasons to goMany more reasons to not to go...How long can I stand here?Legs are in painFeel everything is a vainNot able to decideBackward or forward? ---Anitha... Continue Reading →

The way

Why do we get into conflicts? We come across different kinds of problems with different people. Almost every day we face situations that make us get angry/upset/uncomfortable with people around us. It could happen with friends, neighbors, parents, spouse, children, colleagues, managers, subordinates, helpers, fellow driver on-road, and so on. What is the reason? Are... Continue Reading →

What is your Golden Window?

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. Leonardo da Vinci I came across a small story about a house with a golden window. Quite an interesting story and thought many of us could relate it with different things in our life. A little girl was living in a country house. She was quite... Continue Reading →

The wheel of life, for a plant

Gardening is a meditative experience for me that blocks my mind from external disturbances. It is a way of self-care to rejuvenate us, while the body gets some exercise, the mind becomes calmer without outer distractions. Sharing an example of the plant life cycle I witnessed in the past few months. It is an enriching... Continue Reading →

A walk through

24th March 2020, A New Beginning “The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!”— Jen Selinsky In the days of uncertainty, one thing is certain that we need to brave the 21 days of lock-down! We could be happy, sad, scared, anxious, or panic. No options to choose, we... Continue Reading →

Self-gardening?

When we have constraints to go out, we could do many things that are pending and we keep postponing as it is not urgent. That's how it happened to my little balcony garden. Though I was watering to keep them alive and appreciate the fruits and flowers, I could not spend more time to make... Continue Reading →

Be you!

Happy international women's day! It' a women's day and an opportunity to look at the achievements, challenges, contribution, problems & issues and many more things related to women. There are many women out there who are doing great in their professional or personal areas, many aspiring women to reach their goals, many more who are... Continue Reading →

Self-contained

Old is gold! I found this gem of a poem from the 19th century in my daughter's English textbook. Its content is much needed today when we are lost in man-made complexities of life. Sometimes, people with bad behavior are compared with wild animals. Whenever I come across such a comparison, I think it is... Continue Reading →

Who is your teacher?

Part of Reinvent Series A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. 1989 There was a young girl in a middle school, who loved singing. The music was very close to her heart and she kept her interest in music as a secret. She was shy to disclose to her parents... Continue Reading →

Take a break!

It is okay to take a break! Just don't quit! It is easier said than done. Many times we feel like taking a break from what we are doing. When your body and mind are getting overloaded, you need to pause, think, and decide. It is important to take care of yourself and ensure you... Continue Reading →

Social validation

Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within. - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War Social validation is more connected to the influence of other people that lead us to conform... Continue Reading →

The potter and the king

Panchatantra Series Once upon a time, there was a potter who lived in a village with a meager income. One night, he stumbled and fell over some pots in his house. It resulted in a deep cut on his forehead, due to a broken piece of pot. He did not treat his wound as it... Continue Reading →

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